Jan. 30, 2013
WHAT: Ten-time NCAA champion Texas (4-2), the nation’s seventh-ranked team, hosts No. 1 Arizona and SMU on Senior Day.
Friday, Feb. 1 – Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center
Diving begins at 2:30 while swimming begins at 5:00. The final team results will be determined following Friday’s events.
The teams will participate in an unscored meet on Saturday, Feb. 2 beginning at 10 a.m. CT.
SENIOR DAY: Texas’ senior class will be recognized before the start of Friday’s swimming competition. The ceremony will begin at approximately 4:35 p.m. CT.
Longhorn Network will air Friday’s swimming events live from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. LHN will air tape-delayed diving events from 4 to 5 p.m. and from 9 to 10 p.m. Olympic gold medalists John Naber (play-by-play) and Brendan Hansen (color analyst) will handle swimming commentary. Kevin Dunn (play-by-play) and former Texas All-America diver Kathryn Kelly (color analyst) will handle diving commentary.
LAST TIME OUT: Texas most recently competed on Friday, Jan. 25 when it defeated new Big 12 Conference rival TCU in Fort Worth.
FULL SCHEDULE – Friday, Feb. 1
2:30 – Men’s 1-meter
3:47 – Women’s 3-meter
-break for Senior Day-
5:13 – Men’s 3-meter
6:20 – Women’s 1-meter
Swimming (two heats of each event)
5:02 – Women’s 1000 freestyle
5:16 – Men’s 1000 freestyle
5:30 – Women’s 400 medley relay
5:40 – Men’s 400 medley relay
5:50 – Women’s 200 freestyle
5:56 – Men’s 200 freestyle
6:02 – Women’s 100 backstroke
6:06 – Men’s 100 backstroke
6:10 – Women’s 100 breaststroke
6:16 – Men’s 100 breaststroke
6:20 – Women’s 200 butterfly
6:26 – Men’s 200 butterfly
6:32 – Women’s 50 freestyle
6:36 – Men’s 50 freestyle
6:54 – Women’s 100 freestyle
6:58 – Men’s 100 freestyle
7:02 – Women’s 200 backstroke
7:08 – Men’s 200 backstroke
7:14 – Women’s 200 breaststroke
7:22 – Men’s 200 breaststroke
7:30 – Women’s 500 freestyle
7:44 – Men’s 500 freestyle
7:56 – Women’s 100 butterfly
8:00 – Men’s 100 butterfly
- 10-minute break -
8:13 – Women’s 400 IM
8:23 – Men’s 400 IM
8:33 – Women’s 200 freestyle relay
8:41 – Men’s 200 freestyle relay
INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS (Texas swimmers featured among national top-25)
22. Dax Hill – 19.96
9. Dax Hill – 43.27
2. Clay Youngquist – 1:33.89
3. Dax Hill – 1:34.19
18. Jake Ritter – 4:20.29
3. Michael McBroom – 4:16.08
8. Clay Youngquist – 4:17.57
4. Michael McBroom – 9:03.10
1 Michael McBroom – 14:40.10
22. Sam Lewis – 15:12.00
17. Kip Darmody – 47.30
22. Cole Cragin – 47.49
17. Austin Surhoff – 1:43.38
20. Kip Darmody – 1:43.52
21. Patrick Murphy – 1:43.55
14. Tripp Cooper – 47.18
4. Austin Surhoff – 1:44.39
19. Michael McBroom – 3:49.13
McBROOM FINISHES 2012 STRONG, BUILDS MOMENTUM IN 2013
Texas senior Michael McBroom closed out the 2012 calendar year with a bang last month both at home and abroad. The former NCAA champion in the 1,650-yard freestyle notched two wins at the AT&T Winter National Championships in Austin (Nov. 29-Dec. 1.). McBroom rallied to victory in the 500 freestyle before cruising to an easy win two days later in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 14:40.10 that ranks No. 1 nationally.
Later in December, McBroom joined members of the U.S. National Team to compete at the FINA Short Course World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. McBroom took 10th place in the 1500m freestyle.
McBroom kicked off 2013 by winning all four of his events against Auburn and Georgia. He followed that effort by taking second in the 400m freestyle and winning the 1500m freestyle (Jan. 19) at the USA Swimming Austin Grand Prix.
HILL BUILDS UPON CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON
Reigning NCAA 200 freestyle champion Dax Hill has remained in top form as a senior, and he figures to put up a strong effort to defend his NCAA crown. The Round Rock native and former high school basketball star ranks third in college swimming in the 200 freestyle at 1:34.19. Hill also boasts a top-10 mark in the 100 freestyle, where he ranks ninth nationally with his 43.27 produced at the AT&T Winter Nationals.
Dax Hill's 200 freestyle season bests, year-by-yearYear____Top Time__ Postseason Finish
2009_____1:38.04_____4th place at Texas UIL Class 5A State Meet
2010_____1:36.75_____Did not qualify for NCAA Championships
2011_____1:32.64_____NCAA runner-up as a sophomore
2012____ 1:32.51_____NCAA champion as a junior
NO LIMITS IN AUSTIN
Senior All-American Austin Surhoff came to Texas primarily as a backstroke and individual medley swimmer, but as his career has progressed, he has put his exceptional versatility to good use for the Longhorns. The Baltimore native was Texas’ leading individual point scorer in the Longhorns’ run to the 2010 NCAA title, but he has added substantial relay duties to his repertoire in the years since.
Surhoff began competing in UT’s freestyle relays as a sophomore, and he helped the Horns win the 400 freestyle relay as a junior at the 2012 NCAA meet. As a senior, Surhoff has taken his abilities as a breaststroke swimmer – developed through many years as an individual medley swimmer – to pick up the breaststroke leg on UT’s medley relays.
Nationally, Surhoff ranks fourth in the 200 individual medley (1:44.39) and 17th in the 200 backstroke (1:43.38). His sister, Jordan, will be a freshman with Carol Capitani’s Texas women’s team next season.
Sophomores Clay Youngquist and Kip Darmody, who helped UT to victory in the 800 freestyle relay at the 2012 NCAA Championship as freshmen, are building upon their strong rookie campaigns with solid second-year efforts. Youngquist, who was featured on Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd page last October, ranks second in college swimming in the 200 freestyle at 1:33.89, just above teammate Dax Hill. He teams up with McBroom to solidify a formidable one-two punch in the 500 freestyle and ranks eighth nationally in that event at 4:17.57.
The versatile Darmody gives the Longhorns a strong performer in anything from the backstroke to butterfly to freestyle. The Charlotte, N.C. native ranks 17th nationally in the 100 backstroke at 47.30 and 20th in the 200 backstroke at 1:43.52. Darmody and Youngquist figure to be key factors in UT’s postseason relays.
Nineteenth-year diving coach Matt Scoggin returns a plethora of men’s divers who will help fill the void following the graduation of national champion Drew Livingston and All-American Matt Cooper. Redshirt sophomore Will Chandler earned All-America honors two seasons ago as a freshman before sitting out last season due to lingering effects from Crohn’s Disease. Chandler is healthy and back in All-America form as a redshirt junior.
Chandler won the three-meter event last weekend at TCU while freshman Cory Bowersox claimed the one-meter event. The Texas divers provided key contributions in UT’s road win over No. 12 Georgia (Jan. 12). Freshman Sean O’Brien claimed the one-meter event, while junior William McCraney captured the three-meter event.
MORE ON THE LONGHORNS: Texas returns 27 letterwinners from the 2011-12 squad that won the Big 12 Championship and placed second at the NCAA Championships. Texas has finished no worse than second place at the last five NCAA Championship meets.
UT features three seniors who have won NCAA individual titles in their time on the Forty Acres. Austin Surhoff won the 200 individual medley as a freshman, and Michael McBroom claimed the 1,650 freestyle as a sophomore after transferring to UT from Minnesota. Dax Hill claimed the 200 freestyle last season at the NCAA Championships.
Additionally, sophomores Kip Darmody and Clay Youngquist have helped the Horns to NCAA titles in relay events. Darmody and Youngquist teamed up with Hill and former Longhorn Neil Caskey to win the 800 freestyle relay at the 2012 NCAA Championships. Youngquist joined Surhoff, Hill and former Longhorn Jimmy Feigen to claim the 2012 NCAA title in the 400 freestyle relay. UT also features diver Will Chandler, an honorable mention All-American two seasons ago.
Head coach Eddie Reese is in his 35th season with the Longhorns. Under his guidance, Texas has secured top-three finishes in 27 of 34 NCAA Championship meets. Assistant coach Kris Kubik returns for his 30th season, and diving coach Matt Scoggin, a former Longhorn diver, returns for his 19th season on Reese’s coaching staff.